Documented by Josef Sibala

The Clovis Planning Commission moved forward a rezone for a 12-unit two-story infill development near Alluvial and Sunnyside Avenues.

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At its Jan. 26 meeting, the Clovis Planning Commission moved forward a rezone to multi-family residential for a 12-unit infill development near Alluvial and Sunnyside Avenues. Several residents spoke during the meeting expressing concerns about traffic, “changes to the neighborhood,” and “crime.” The developer, Arman Zakaryan, will hold another community meeting before it goes to the Clovis City Council for final approval.

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@fresnoland The meeting started at 6:00 pm. All commissioners were present.

Commissioners Mike Cunningham and Alma Antuna were named as chairman and chairman pro-tem, respectively.

The commissioners (5-0) approved the minutes of the November 17, 2022 meeting.

The commissioners approved the review of a previously approved conditional-use permit to expand an existing athletic facility.

The facility will include outdoor athletic training, activities, and events.

The facility will cover a portion of an approximately 0.6-acre property at 340 Clovis Avenue.

City Dave Merchen said that the project is in full compliance.

The commission discussed the two rezoning applications by Arman Zakaryan while adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration.

The area is approximately 1.04 acres of land located on the north side of Alluvial Avenue, between Sunnyside and Fordham Avenues.

Senior Planner Lily Cha said that the site is currently vacant.

The first rezoning would classify property from Low-Density Residential to Medium High.

The second rezoning would classify property from Single-family Residential to Multifamily Medium-High-Density Residential.

The proposed project includes a 12-unit multifamily development.

The applicant will provide Japanese blueberry trees and a masonry block wall along the property.

The building height will be 25 feet.

Senior Planner Lily Cha said the project is consistent to standards and will help to address housing needs.

Dan Stack, the consultant at Stallion Construction, shared the interior and floor plans of the project.

He added that the design ensures smooth traffic and privacy and prevents the stacking of cars.

Linda Alford urged the commissioners to be meticulous in amending the general plan.

She said the project would not address housing needs since units will be sold at market price.

Derrin Alford and Brian Warner opposed the project since it would alter the general plan, cause traffic, and result in a decline in property tax.

Laurie Warner expressed that the project would be detrimental to the neighborhood.

Brent Tenelli recommended the project have a single story.

The commissioners (5-0) adopted the project and the general plan amendments.

Originally tweeted by Josef Sibala (@josef_sibala) on January 27, 2023.

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